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Can you buy one contraption to dock an iPod and also get radio and internet so you can stream music from one of those free sites?

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moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 16:26:36

Present for a teenager?

Oodthunkit Sun 18-Nov-12 17:12:43

If its an iPod touch you can get radio apps.

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 17:13:19

Ooh, really?

EasyFromNowOn Sun 18-Nov-12 18:07:36

You can get radio stations via iTunes, which you can stream via a docked ipod touch, or as oodthunkit says you can get radio streaming apps. There's a specific BBC one, and I also used TuneIn, which is free and has loads and loads of stations. There are lots of others in the App Store too.

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:09:19

Thank you.
That is so helpful.
I am basically still in vinyl mode.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 18-Nov-12 19:15:26

moondog I have a snazzy new bedside light/clock/radio/iPod or phone dock and charger. It has an alarm, and the light will start to come on gently just before the alarm. I can stream music through my phone and it plays on the dock/light/clock. I am amazed grin
It was £60.

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:16:18

That sounds ace.
Might get one for meself (as opposed to relying on the radio/alarm I have had since university!)

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:17:07

What have you got Ali?
I don't hold with looking for somethnig else if someone can recommend something good to start with.

MerryChristMoose Sun 18-Nov-12 19:18:09

I use Tune In too. Great for listening to stations back in the UK, along with the BBCs iPlayer.

What's your budget? IMHO Bose ain't that good. A British company called B&W make a couple of different sized systems. Their sound quality is awesome. They're not cheap though but pretty to look at. The latest version (Zeppelin Air) does it all wirelessly, so you don't even have to dock the device.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 18-Nov-12 19:19:16

It is a TEAC. If you google TEAC dock light then a link is there to Firebox. THey don't have stock, but it shows it.

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:23:34

Up tp £200.

silverfrog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:31:28

Dh has a dock which streams Internet radio (last fm is what he uses). He does use radio apps to eg listen to radio 4/world service , but at home and for music he listens via instead of any particular radio station. I got it from the Apple store, and was about £150 ish.

Natural light/awakening alarm clocks are ace too - we have one of those, but it pre-dates our iPods so isn't a dock as well, just a radio/alarm clock

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:32:51

Oh handy too thnks SF.
Can you do Spotify throguh this?

silverfrog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:37:07

Um, would assume so <almost Luddite despite being family tech person> I don't do radio, and unable to listen to music as dd1 won't let me, so clueless on this really. But I would assume no different from - need a subscription etc then tune in/set up and away you go.

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:43:20

Family tech person?
<faints in admiration>

I am still metaphorically drawing water from the well.

tethersend Sun 18-Nov-12 19:43:32

I have one too- just stream radio 6 from the website on my phone.

But I really posted just to say hello to moondog... How the hell are you? smile

silverfrog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:51:53

For that read: have had to learn some stuff because dd1 needs an iPad, and dh is incapable of doing anything without it blowing up. So down to me to keep stuff updated, and abreast of technological advances <hollow laugh>

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 19:54:29


Hello Thether. How lovely to hear from you.
Last time we talked you were pregnant.
How old is the baby and what did you have?
Are you keeping abreast of sartorial developments still?

tethersend Sun 18-Nov-12 19:58:20

Blimey, that was a while back! DD2 is six months old now. And bloody massive grin

I have completely dipped out of S&B, got very bored of the same questions over and over. Are you back now?

moondog Sun 18-Nov-12 22:31:07

Back where?
MN or RL? grin
I haven't MNed a lot this last year, mostly because my dh home for a year.
Super to hear your dd thriving and six months old already.

Thank you all. I got my dh to read the thread and he has got dd an iPod touch and kipsch iGroove iPod speaker system. Latter usually £150 but down to £55.
I loathe shopping.

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